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Burton Albion's search for a first Championship point of the season continues at the Riverside Stadium tonight as they take on recently-relegated Middlesbrough (7.45pm).

The Brewers were beaten 4-1 by Hull City - who came down from the Premier League alongside Boro in May - on Saturday, with Jackson Irvine sent off and Stephen Warnock taken off injured.

That pair are both likely to miss the clash with Boro, although the side is expected to be largely the same otherwise as Burton look to get their account ticking over .

Burton Albion players after the 4-1 loss to Hull City
Burton Albion players after the 4-1 loss to Hull City

Garry Monk's hosts did just that with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at the weekend, and they will be targeting another victory on home soil tonight, as we learnt when speaking to the Gazette's Jonathon Taylor ahead of the game.

We'll have all the build-up, team news and match action from the Riverside with our matchday live, so make sure to stay with us throughout the evening.

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We’ve brought you live coverage of Burton Albion’s 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Make sure you check back tomorrow morning for more Brewers news...

Here's some more Nigel Clough reaction

This is why Clough said he was “delighted” with his players despite the 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough...

Nigel Clough confirms that the club are attempting to bring back Cauley Woodrow

Yes, we made an enquiry. Cauley was in the squad for tonight, but he was in the Fulham squad (for their game). But we’ll start pursuing it again in the morning.

Some fan reaction to tonight's performance and result

Nigel Clough pleased with tonight's performance despite the result

We’re delighted with how well the players did tonight. There’s so much encouragement going into Friday night and next Saturday because of the performance tonight.

Here's the view from our colleagues at the Boro Gazette

Boro will surely be promotion contenders

Stick with us, plenty of reaction to follow

Here's Joshua Murray's verdict on a night where the Brewers tasted defeat and another red card

The Brewers applaud the travelling Albion fans

Great effort from those who have traveled tonight.

Full-time!

And Burton slip to another defeat - their third in three games - to Middlesbrough.

Two Britt Assombalonga goals proved to be the difference, and any hopes the Brewers would have had of getting back into the game were quickly extinguished when Hope Akpan got himself sent off for a lunge on Lewis Baker.

Stay tuned for post-match reaction from Nigel Clough and Garry Monk, along with Joshua Murray’s verdict on tonight’s defeat.

90: Albion counting down the minutes here

Brewers holding out...

90: Four minutes of added time!

Four minutes left, folks.

90: Assombalonga goes down!

But no penalty!

87: Boro counter

But Lloyd Dyer does superbly well to track back and deny Ashley Fletcher, who was bearing down on goal after racing onto an Adama Traore pass.

84: Baker goes close

But it’s watched wide by Bywater...

83: Boro sub

Gestede making way for Ashley Fletcher.

I now make that former Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea players that Monk has been able to call upon off the subs bench.

Not bad...

81: Dyer looks through on goal

But puts pressure on Boro defender Fry, with the latter earning himself a free-kick.

Looked very harsh on Dyer.

80: Any Brewers hopes of getting back into the game now have surely been extinguished

Poor from sub Akpan, who had only been on the field a matter of minutes.

79: Looked a similar challenge to the one on Lund earlier

And referee Robinson didn’t even give a free-kick for that.

78: More ill-discipline from the Brewers

They can’t be affording cheap red cards like that...

78: RED CARD: Hope Akpan has been sent off!

Looks like Akpan has been sent off for a studs-up challenge on Lewis Baker...

77: Boro sub

Patrick Bamford is replaced by Adama Traore.

Bamford goes off to a standing ovation.

74: Gibson is clattered into by Varney

Probably borne out of frustration, that one.

73: Another poor set-piece from the Brewers

They’ve had plenty, but haven’t done anything with them.

72: Dyer comes forward

And whips a cross in that Baker is forced to turn out for a corner.

70: Naylor booked for bringing down Assomablonga

The former Forest man has been excellent tonight.

69: Brewers sub

Sordell makes way for Tom Flanagan.

George Friend put the ball through Sordell’s legs, and the forward seemed to pull up after giving chase to Friend.

68: Christie's cross is met by Lewis Baker

And Assombalonga just can’t get a touch on it at the back post.

67: Assombalonga is through

And wants a handball after Gibson’s through ball, but nothing given...